- HEALTH TRACKER
Happy surgiversary to meeee!
Happy surgiversary to meeee!
Happy surgiversary to meeee!
Happy surgiversary to meeee!
As of 3/26 I am 1 year out from RNY surgery and couldnt be more pleased!
Starting weight was 285 (i'm 5'9)
After my 2 week PreOp diet i got down to 272-274 (thats to be debated lol)
Day of surgery I was 272
TODAY IM 170-172..( i go back and forth depending on how much water i drink ..etc)
My surgeons goal was 165 but honestly those 5lbs are not a big deal to me..I went from a size 22-24 womens to a size 6-8 juniors..size 2xl tops to size m-L (my tatas didnt really shrink like i thought they would lol) ..my shoe size also went down..from a size 11w...to a size 9-9 1/2 regular. Hmm...excess skin wasnt that bad..i feel comfortable walking around in my panties and bra in front of my boyfriend ..im happy with my stretch marks because he says " i love your stretch marks..you're natural..you're YOU."..and that meant so much to me. This journey wasnt easy though..i did mess up along the way i wasnt perfect..i got preggo at 6m out which ended in miscarriage but it was my fault because i wasnt on BC against my surgeons advice. I still dont eat breads and a lot of the carbs i used to..i still dont eat ice cream and tons of other sweets ..I still dont eat fried foods ...So i guess im doing alright for ME
Well, I haven't given it up completely. I eat it, just in small amounts. I also eat no sugar added treats sometimes. And I find that the more protein I get, and the less sugar I eat, the less I crave sugar.
I second this post...this is how i live my life now ..not only with sugar but with carbs also !
I was addicted to both sugar and carbs preop.
carbonyl iron worked best for me..i was suffering from anemia bad and it helped get things moving back in the right direction minus the consipation. I was able to locate mine at walmart for cheap so I got about 3 bottles.
Pre op I was diabetic with sugars running in the 300s on a good day
11m post op I do have days where my sugars drop so low that i get the shakes but its usually when i wait too long to eat between meals..usually i feel better within 5 mins after eating a few bites of food or drinking orange juice.
I lost between 8-10lbs on my 2 week pre op diet
I was able to eat 2 small meals a day though within approved guidelines so my diet was a bit diff.
from my understanding the 2 week pre op diet people have to do will vary from center to center , surgeon to surgeon. I have a co worker that had surgery a month after i did but used a different center and surgeon and she was on full liquids for 2 the whole weeks but she lost the same amount of weight i did (10lbs) good luck
I felt normal physically after a week. During this time I also returned to work and have been working since week 1 post op...I also had no complications
I was looking for a deal on protein (my fav is syntrax nectar brand)
and i came across the unflavored ...anyone use this?
its only $17.34 that's pretty good!
Things i took:
Things i USED
-Cell phone & charger (for texting..didnt feel like talking)
-Lip balm (lips were SO chapped after waking up)
You will be too busy sleeping/resting to bring things to occupy you. the pain meds alone will knock u out. The thing is ...the nurses will seem to come in as soon as u fall asleep so you will be seriously tired all the time lol.
I was addicted to food...
Now im addicted to TRYING ON CLOTHES !! I dont even buy them..i just like picking up a million things and trying them on..maybe im still shocked i can fit regular sizes lol.
After much research i made the decision that was best for me and my situation.
1) I had diabeties (i say HAD b/c post op it went into remission) and rny was historically proven to make it go into remission.
2) I was just fine with not being able to take NSAIDS for life. I have a very high pain tolerance so i know i can find alternate methods if the time ever comes
3) I needed to lose over 120lbs...my surgeon suggested that when you need to lose this amount and over the sleeve would be a much slower weight loss process..even at 1yr out some still have not reached their goal (again, this is what i was advised..not saying its the gospel so dont stone me)
4) I didnt mind the malabsorption and honestly adding 3 vitamins to a routine was no problem for me. I was on 6 different meds and 2 insulines when i had diabeties so reducing this number to just a multi vitamin, an iron supplement, and calcium had me ecstatic to say the least.
5) I didnt mind the procedures risks..i say this because you need to be ok with the risks before doing ANY procedure
I'm sure to be the dissenting voice here but I LOVE ICE CREAM too! I buy Weigh****chers Candy Bar Ice Cream bars. There are 140 calories per serving but, frankly? I don't care. It is worth it for when I crave ice cream. These WW bars? They taste just like a Snickers. It is a good portion for us and I can't believe there isn't a ton of sugar in it. The chocolate tastes great.
Sorry to encourage bad habits but you have a personal endorsement. :)
Youre not a lone...i enjoy the WW strawberry cheesecake ice cream sandwiches lol 1 is the size of a small palm and it hasnt hurt my pouch or made me dump. sugar is very low
I lived on seafood early post op...i didnt want chicken or anything like that so i ate a lot of tuna and it was delish...i also ate a lot of shrimp, crab, and baked fish because early out it went down easy bc it was moist enough..not too dense..and easly portion controlled...honestly thats probably why i had such an easy time throughout this whole ordeal lol
I chose RNY over the SLEEVE because my main reason for surgery was to put my diabeties in remision...it served its purpose...i made my decision based off my situation and what historically would correct it. the sleeve wasnt best for me. I also made my decision off what i could handle in the long run..i didnt have a problem having to take extra vitamins, i didnt have a problem not being able to take NSAIDS..
I didnt take any pain meds post op. The pain was there but it wasnt severe enough to warrant meds..i did get the prescription for the liquid pain medicine filled, and honestly its still sitting in my fridge unopened.
Then again i dont like medicine so the only way to get me to take meds is forcefully lol i'd rather deal with it..the pain was mainly gas pain and that went away after walking for about 2 days ....by day 3 the pain was only there if i laid on my stomach so to avoid it i laid on my back..by day 7 i was back at work..by day 10 i was laying on my stomach no problem
I bought my blender bottle from my local walmart for about $8. I used it my first day post op and im currently drinking out of it as i type this 10m later. Its RUGGED. I take it with me everywhere..the words have faded off of it but it has never failed me. It mixes even the thickest protein powders ive thrown at it perfectly lol. NO LUMPS .
Hope you find one that works for you
I definitely had this revelation to!! I've NEVER been able to shop in juniors even while coming up as a teenager so the feeling is exhilarating !
Very select people know that I had RNY in my personal life. I feel like after losing 115lbs in 10m people started noticing "all-at-once" ..its like one day nobody said anything..then the next day EVERY body noticed. I run into people I havent seen in the past 10m and they're all googly eyed and jaw dropped to the point its embarrassing..usually because its in public..it makes my cheeks red to the point i no longer feel confident and attractive i usually want to find a hole and hide.
What are some things you say to take the topic off of your weight loss when you run into people in public? The #1 question i get is "HOW did you do it??" I hate lying but I feel like i SHOULDN'T have to share the fact i had surgery with every sole that asks. What is something you guys say??
I know there are those of you that embrace surgery and will talk about it with anyone who's curiious..but im not that type of person..I rather that be something I keep to myself.
Hello and first im sorry this happened.
The first place to start would be with your insurance company..I'd imagine this is the ONLY place that can tell you THEIR approved list of co-morbities. I found mine in my insurance book my job gives us every year. Now a days it's located on my insurance companies web site (i to was double insured)...if you can't find it there you should call them and ask where you can find this information ..etc.
I say all that because each insurance company has their OWN set of rules and qualifiers. It should be laid out in black and white in some insurance manual/document you have.
Good luck and I hope you get to join us on the losers bench!
I drink regular coffee atleast 4 days a week..about 2 cups a night...
I'm doing just fine at 10m out....
thats the only way i'd get through a 12 1/2 hr shift working overnight